Food & Drink

The world of food and beer pairings is reaching new heights. It’s a fun experience for both brewers and restaurants, and there are many approaches to making the food and drink experience go hand in hand.

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
- Recommended by Lee Burkhalter

A humorous and whimsical memoir about growing up in a foodie family with recipes to try out at home. This graphic novel is aimed at teens, but it’s good for adults, too.

1.5 oz. Canadian whiskey (Crown Royal)
1.5 oz amaretto liqueur (Disaronno)
4 oz. cranberry juice

Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the whiskey and amaretto, fill to the top with cranberry juice. Stir and enjoy.

Chef Aaron Anderson arrived in Minnesota after a three-year stint in Hawaii, and he’s bringing some Hawaiian ideas and ingredients into play with more traditional Minnesota offerings for a bright, fresh take on event food at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

A Man Called Ove: a Novel by Fredrik Backman

Recommended by Laura Carlson

1/2 oz. Madison Avenue Orangecello
1 oz. Dry Fly Gin
1 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. Contratto Vermouth Rosso (sweet vermouth)
Orange slice for garnish

Growing up, George Zheng dreamed of pursuing a career as a lawyer. “I certainly never thought about becoming a restauranteur,” he says.

Margarita Wednesdays
- by Deborah Rodriguez

Recommended by Mary Severson

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Makes 1 serving

In three short years, Tavern 4&5 has turned an inconspicuous corner near Highway 212 and 78th Street into a drive-worthy destination that serves pub food with a twist, topped off with a cocktail menu and 22 draft beers.